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The health of the migrant child: American and European perspectives

  • Place: Uni Dufour, Audience U600
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PROGRAM

Welcome by Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor at the University of Geneva, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Brocher Foundation

Introduction by Stéphanie Dagron, regular professor at the University of Geneva, attached to the Global Studies Institute and member of the Faculty of Law, professor of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) research project on the theme “Jurisprudence of Global” health concerns: implications for health prevention, treatment and health systems.

Lecture by Jacqueline Bhabha

Jacqueline Bhabha is Professor of Health Practice and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, Research Director at Harvard FXB International, Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and Adjunct Policy Adjunct. at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Prior to 1997, she was a human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has published extensively on transnational migration of children, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the editor-in-chief of Children Without A State (2011), author of Child Migration and Human Rights in Global Age (2014) and editor-in-chief of Human Rights and Adolescence (2014). In addition, Jacqueline Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation, and the Journal of Refugee Studies.

Lecture by Xavier Emmanuelli

Xavier Emmanuelli was Secretary of State in the Juppé government, in charge of emergency humanitarian action. Very involved in humanitarian aid, he previously co-founded Doctors Without Borders, then founded the social SAMU of the city of Paris from which he will resign following the announcement of the State on the drastic cuts in resources allocated to the emergency shelter. However, he will continue his action by founding Samu Social International. He has been successively president of the High Committee for the housing of the disadvantaged, member of the board of directors of OFPRA, member of the National Consultative Commission for Human Rights, sponsor of ActionFroid (non-profit civic association helping homeless people all year long), and author, among others, of the book “Let’s welcome migrants, open our doors, open our hearts” to Archipel (2017).

Debate